The Mercedes M-Class W163 2.3 (230) 150HP manual 4x4 burns up 6 % less in the mixed cycle in comparison to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I. The difference at the level of 0.8 l is not perceptible. However during a longer period of time it can generate a considerable reduction of costs.
The fuel consumption of the Mercedes M-Class W163 2.3 (230) 150HP manual 4x4 is 0.4 l lower when compared to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I. Despite the fact that the difference is insensible, in the long term it may make that your car would be significantly cheper to utilize.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference amounts to 0.5 s suggests that the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I is somewhat beaten in this confrontation. In the „large SUV” segment, to which the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I is assigned, the average acceleration amounts to 10.5 s and is by 2.3 s faster than acceleration of Mitsubishi’s vehicle.
The top speed of the Mercedes is greater compared with of the Mitsubishi by 1, which allows the Mercedes M-Class W163 to cover faster large stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 1 percent is little and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
Maximal torque RPM
A wider range and a lower number of rotations at which the highest torque is delivered determines an engine’s effectiveness and dynamism. Still, in order to have a full perspective on a car’s engine performance, it is always worth to check a torque graph.
Width of a vehicle influences on interior space for travelers and also stability on road. The width of the Mercedes M-Class W163 2.3 (230) 150HP manual 4x4 is larger only by 139 millimeters in comparison to the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I and is not really relevant. The average for the „large SUV” class equals to 1,866 mm and is by 32 millimeters smaller than the same feature of the Mercedes M-Class W163.
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the distance separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase notably affects the driving due to more appropriate vehicle's weight distribution. Mercedes M-Class W163 has 94 mm longer wheelbase distance in relation to Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I. Wheelbase dimensions are crucial to the balance and steering. Thus, the mass of Mercedes M-Class W163 should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
Number of gears
The Mercedes M-Class W163 have a higher gear count than the Mitsubishi which means
that Mercedes M-Class W163 2.3 (230) 150HP manual 4x4 should achieve
faster acceleration and better fuel
economy. But the difference is quiet
little and unless you are drag
racing at a timed event you would not even
notice the difference.
Ground clearance means the minimum distance between the car underbody and the road. As for these two cars, it is the Mercedes M-Class W163 that has 3 millimeters higher ground clearance when compared with the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I 3.0 V6 170HP automatic 4x4. For this reason the Mercedes will deal better in difficult terrain and obstacles in the city. There is olso one minus - the higher ride height equals a higher center of gravity, which can negatively affect the handling of the Mercedes M-Class W163 2.3 (230) 150HP manual 4x4.
Model release date
Given that the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport I was unveiled only 1 year before the Mercedes M-Class W163, the distance in technology applied in both vehicles is not really big, however, the Mercedes M-Class W163 might feature a bit more modern solutions applied in it.
The higher a car is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of putting massive amount of luggage to it. The difference between these two cars that amounts to 80 mm to the advantage of the Mercedes is insignificant and should not be really noticeable.